Posted On: 06/28/21 10:30 AM

The 16s are a week away from heading west to participate in the 2021 Girls Junior National Championships. It is an exciting time for these players, their coaches, and their families after missing out on this opportunity a year ago. The festivities will begin on Friday, July 2nd, and conclude on July 5th. Here are the Missouri teams participating in the USA and National Division.

Rockwood Thunder 16 Navy

How did they get here? Big South qualified

Other notes: 5th Gateway League, 9th MEQ, 5th Show Me

16 Navy is primed to make a deep run in the USA Division. We believe they are battle-tested and have the pieces in order to make a lengthy run at nationals. Our opinion is this team has a couple of the best tandems on the outside and at the middle position in the upcoming tournament. On the pins, Mattie Reynolds Mattie Reynolds 5'8" | OH Lutheran | 2023 State MO and Abigail Siess Abigail Siess 5'10" | OH Westminster Christian | 2023 State MO have powered this team. Joining these dynamic players in the middle are Tess McConnell Tess McConnell 6'0" | MB Oakville | 2023 State MO and Gracy Weikel. McConnell has come on strong this spring and will be a player to continue to watch this fall. Libero Dana Grib Dana Grib 5'4" | DS/L Eureka | 2023 State MO has been electric and

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